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FSIS offers Super Bowl food safety tips

With the big game only a few days away, millions of Americans will load up on food in anticipation of the Super Bowl-sized appetites needing to be satisfied as they gather with friends and family to watch the big game.


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EFSA support safety of BPA

A recent European Food Safety Authority report on Bisphenol A indicates no health concern at current dietary contact levels of exposure.

 However, there is considerable uncertainty regarding exposure safety from non-dietary sources.  


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USDA proposes measures to reduce Salmonella, Campylobacter

The new standards will apply to ground chicken and turkey products as well as raw chicken breasts, legs and wings.

 FSIS estimates an average of 50,000 illnesses will be prevented annually in the US after the standards are implemented. 


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Weighing the concern over arsenic in food

A recent article published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) has dissected and analyzed the levels of arsenic in food consumed by US residents.


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Weekend racks up recalls

Only a few weeks into 2015, this past weekend created some early buzz in terms of food safety as USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reported four high-risk recalls Saturday for a variety of meat and poultry products.


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Study: US Government research supports BPA safety

In light of recent studies by the US government, researchers say they strongly support the safety of BPA, according to the American Chemistry Council


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OSU and Oklahoma Department of Agriculture to offer food safety training

Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center and the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry have teamed up to provide four one-day food safety training events for businesses and small farms this year.


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China bans all US poultry exports

Following avian flu concerns in the Pacific Northwest, China has instituted a ban on all US exports of poultry products.


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California apple facility linked to listeria outbreak

Results of FDA tests performed on samples collected from the Bidart Bros. apple processing plant confirmed two strains of Listeria monocytogenes were found at the facility and are believed to be the same strains associated with a multi-state outbreak of infections that led to multiple deaths.


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Avian flu spurs ban on poultry imports from Pacific Northwest

More than 30 countries, including those in the European Union, have banned poultry imports from the region.

An emergency quarantine zone for avian influenza has been initiated in Washington where it has been identified in flocks of mixed poultry and other birds.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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In this January 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how robotics can play a role in pick-and-place, packaging, case packing and palletizing processes, and know where to implement robotic automation.

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